BY: Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Long Covid Shines Spotlight Now on Other Long Diseases

Extensive global research on Long Covid by scientists investigates lasting post-Covid symptoms using advanced technology.

Long Covid prompts the question of extended versions of other short illnesses like Long Malaria, Long Pneumonia, or Long Shingles.

Medical community dismissed post-Covid symptoms as anxiety or aging, but research later confirmed their existence.

COVID-19 causes severe respiratory disease. Long Covid includes persistent, evolving symptoms lasting indefinitely after initial infection.

Long Covid causes impairments in mobility, lungs, mental health, brain function, taste, smell, muscles, joints, and more.

1918 flu led to prolonged suffering, fatigue, insomnia, depression, psychiatric admissions, shorter stature, heart disease, and diabetes.

Long-term effects seen in 1918 Flu, SARS, MERS, and COVID-19 make long-term effects in other illnesses likely.

Long Covid led to the emergence of "post-acute sequelae of Covid-19" (PASC), reviving terms like "post-acute sequelae" and "post viral syndrome."